Founder and CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binace Changpeng Zhao warned that he will delist Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) if the creator of the altcoin Craig Wright does not change his behavior in a tweet published on April 11.
The community reacted to Zhao’s warning by asking various exchanges to delist BSV and creating a #DelistBSV hashtag. The tweet is presumably a reaction to Wright’s recent action against Hodlnaut, the Twitter user behind the Lightning Torch initiative.
As recently reported on crypto news outlet Coingeek, a $5,000 bounty in BSV has been set by Wright for information regarding the identity of Hodlnaut. The cryptocurrency community reacted on Twitter by creating #WeAreAllHodlonaut hashtag, to show support for the now deleted twitter user.
Wright was purportedly motivated by the anonymous twitter user calling him a fraud and accusing him of falsely claiming to be the mysterious creator of Bitcoin (BTC), Satoshi Nakamoto.
Per Coingeek, Hodlnaut targeted Wright with offensive tweets, calling him “a very sad and pathetic scammer. Clearly mentally ill.” Hodlnaut also reportedly participated in the creation of the #CraigWrightIsAFraud hashtag.
Wright’s attorney’s reportedly stated that he “has not fraudulently claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto” since he allegedly is Satoshi Nakamoto. The statement further claims that he wrote Bitcoin’s white paper, sent the first Bitcoin transaction, and played an integral role in the network’s development. Wright has reportedly demanded an apology from Hodlnaut and a statement in open court acknowledging the alleged falsity of his allegations.
Much of the cryptocurrency community does not believe Wright’s claims, which earned him the nickname “faketoshi.” WikiLeaks called him “a proven serial forger of documents claiming that he is the inventor of Bitcoin.” IT news outlet Motherboard reported in 2015 that the proofs provided by Wright “are probably backdated and point to a hoax.”
As Cointelegraph reported at the end of last year, a United States court has rejected repeated requests from Craig Wright to dismiss a $4 billion lawsuit against him for having allegedly stolen up to 1.1 million BTC from the estate of deceased crypto developer David Kleiman. Some have speculated as whether Kleiman was an original developer of Bitcoin.
In December last year, Bitcoin SV faced criticism after a researcher reportedly showed how any user could spend the same coins twice on its network in a “0-conf transaction.”